Yes, if one of the downhill tyres let go with a bang, I think may have been in trouble. When they failed out on the road, it did take about 30 seconds for them to go down. It looks pretty scary, and I have to admit I was concerned, but also was confident enough to drive out.I think you are too close.. My nerves are going just looking at that!! If one of the old tyres had let go at this point, it would have been Game Over! That's pretty impressive it has to be said.. I would never have put it staying upright at that angle. Well done.
Always a balance on any rig, a wider track is more stable, but then the tyres will be out of the rut so even higher uphill.That's why I went with the 90mm offset wheels (stock 161mm). Tipover angle is about 2.2deg greater with the wider track (1970mm, too wide for comfortable running on CSR etc).
I think there was another 5 degrees before it fell over, but it would not take much for it to go horribly wrong. My estimates of the CG are just below the handle on the rear. That also depends on how much fuel we carry, whether I have all the tools etc. If we had the extra spare tyre and 90lt of fuel on the roof, then we would have been in trouble.Looks scary, yes - but as you know, as long as the center of gravity is within the footprint of the tires you´re good - seems to me there´s room for more leaning (based on my estimate on the center of gravity of the Mog)
Sounds interesting, I found some turnbuckles that would do the same thing, but would need to weld on some eyes/brackets for it to work.An old school KISS way rockcrawlers have prepped for such things is a small winch at each axle ends whose sole purpose was to compress down the suspension on the uphill side. Granted saw this done more for creasting steep rock faces to keep from flopping/EndO..ing backward but concpet applies same here.
There was no way she was getting in the truckyour wife's a clever lass, hopping out of the truck to "take the video " :yikes: